A selection of photographs from several people – many thanks to all contributors.
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  1. The Knights of the Golden Horn started off as a branch of the R.A.O.B. It established branches – or “encampments” as they were called, throughout County Durham in the early 1900s. Eventually all of the Trimdon communities had its own encampment. The photo is of the “Attendance Jewel” which was presented to members after 6 months of attendance at meetings.
    This particular jewel was awarded to Companion I. Carter of No.46 Encampment, which was for Trimdon Colliery. His details are engraved on the back of the jewel. Many of the original branches were subsequently wound up, and today only 14 encampments remain in the County.
    Photos courtesy of Cliff Thornton 1st Jan 2017
  2.  The photo is of the “Attendance Jewel” (as above) which was presented to members after 6 months of attendance at meetings.
    Photos courtesy of Cliff Thornton 1st Jan 2017
  3. The photo is of the “Attendance Jewel” (as above) which was presented to members after 6 months of attendance at meetings.
    Photos courtesy of Cliff Thornton 1st Jan 2017
  4. Photo of a memorial in memory of John Jackson who died at Trimdon Grange Colliery on 8th May 1863. He is son of John and Annabella Jackson although it wrongly says Isabella. This must have been devastating, but there is no mistake as it is with the family Bible and has been passed down for generations. Wondered if there was any record of John”s death or Burial?
    Photo and information courtesy of Kerrie Bennett
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